Andrew “Andy” A. Stahl III, age 71, of Milbank, SD, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at the Ortonville Area Health Services Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Milbank Christian Fellowship Church in Milbank, SD. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Pastor Robbie Thurman and Pastor John Kauffman will officiate the service, and interment will be at Milbank Cemetery. Following the burial, there will be a meal served at the church at 5 p.m.
Andrew A. Stahl III was born on March 20, 1952, to Andrew A. II and Rebecca (Kleinsasser) Stahl. He grew up in the Rosedale Hutterite Colony near Mitchell, SD, where Andy attended school through eighth grade. Following school, Andy helped with dairy cows and doing carpentry at the colony. After an injury, he helped with paperwork at a commercial mill for one year. He then worked as a manager and mixed feed.
On June 20, 1976, Andy was united in marriage with MaryAnn Wipf at the Rosedale Colony. In 1982, Andy and Mary Ann moved to Millbrook Colony and resided there for 20 years.
While living at the Millbrook Colony, Andy worked at the feed mill. In 2002, Andy and MaryAnn moved to Milbank, and Andy took a job at The Window Place and worked there until 2011. From 2011 to 2020, he worked at WestCon loading trains. Andy loved working at WestCon and retired in 2020.
Andy loved his job and enjoyed working hard. He was always concerned about providing for his family. He taught his children the satisfaction of hard work. Andy loved his children and grandchildren and spent a lot of time traveling to see them. Even though he struggled to communicate after his stroke, he still enjoyed seeing his loved ones and friends. Anyone who met Andy could never forget him.
After his stroke, Andy enjoyed doing yard work, helping around the house, and walking as his exercise. He enjoyed listening to SBN and Jimmy Swaggert. Prior to his stroke, his favorite activity was scrap metal salvage with his brother, Gary. Andy had a close relationship with his siblings and was blessed they all lived close and could enjoy each other’s company. He cherished special friends and loved to connect with them from time to time.
Left to cherish Andy’s memory are his wife of 47 years, MaryAnn Stahl of Milbank, SD; his children: Marilyn (Robbie) Thurman of Cleveland, TN; Leona Stahl of Milbank, SD; Andrew Stahl IV, of Yankton, SD; Laura Stahl of Milbank, SD; Grace (Steve) Gross of Winnipeg, MB; and Daniel (Kathryn) Stahl of Rice Lake, WI; four grandchildren: Marcus Stahl, Kayleigh Stahl, Isaiah Thurman, and Elliot Gross; siblings: Edward Stahl of Sioux Falls, SD; Larry (Susie) Stahl of Milbank, SD; Gary (Lena) Stahl of Milbank, SD; and Rebecca Stahl of Milbank, SD; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, brother, Jerry Stahl, and parents-in-law, John and Elizabeth Wipf.
Cards may be sent to:
Mundwiler Funeral Home
Post Office Box 511
Milbank, SD 57252
They will be forwarded to the family.